In Brief: Berlin Senate to invest millions in the digitalization of schools

Berlin Education Senator Sandra Scheeres said schools should be equipped with better broadband connection for fast Internet access. This year alone, about 38 million euros is expected to be invested as part of this “DigitalPakt.”

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The Berlin Senate is investing millions of euros over the next several years to build up technology in schools.

This year alone, about 38 million euros is expected to be invested as part of this “DigitalPakt.” Additionally, nearly 170 million euros should be made available between 2020-2021. 

Berlin Senator for Education, Youth and Family, Sandra Scheeres said schools should be equipped with better broadband connection for fast internet access.

The Senate also wants to put funding towards more interactive blackboards, computers and tablets.

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The Berliner Zeitung reports that a self-driving minibus will soon hit public roads here in Berlin. The plan is for the driverless bus to travel between the Alt-Tegel subway station and the Greenwichpromenade at Tegeler See. 

The bus is about four meters in length, well suited to navigate down some of the narrow streets of Tegel. The Berliner Zeitung added that for safety reasons, there will be personnel on board the bus.

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